Scoring Policy

The following scoring policy will be in use for the North American Junior Amateur Championship:

Qualified players must meet scoring criteria, Boys 13-19 must have a minimum average score of 78, Girls 13-19 must have a minimum average score of 85.  Scorecards must be returned to the scoring room as soon as possible after completion of a round. All players in a group must come to the scoring area together and remain there until all scorecards for that group have been checked by the Committee.The marker is appointed by the Committee to record a competitor’s score for each hole of the round. He/she should check the score with the competitor at the completion of each hole and resolve any differences at that time. Upon completion of the round, the marker must sign the scorecard and hand it to the competitor.
The competitor should check his score for each hole and resolve any doubtful points with the Committee and his marker and fellow competitors. He must ensure the marker has signed the scorecard, sign it himself, and hand it to the Committee. The scorecard is considered “returned” when the competitor has left the scoring area without the scorecard (unless authorized by the Committee).
Subsequently, Committee officials may initiate a review of a competitors score. Competitors or outside agencies may request a review, but must present such a request, and the facts surrounding the reason for the request, in writing and signed with a legible signature to the Tournament Director.
Failure to follow this scoring policy may result in penalties under the Rules of Golf and/or administrative action including withdrawal of entry and/or denial of future entry.

Tie Breaks:

A tie for 1st place will be dealt with a by a sudden death playoff. Playoff holes will be decided by the committee based on what is available at the course. Ties for any other place will be handled according to the scorecard playoff procedure.

Scorecard Playoff Procedure:

A winner will be decided by the lowest score on the last nine holes, (the last nine holes will be 10-18, even for a shotgun starting format). If a tie still exists after the last nine holes, then the winner will be decided by the last six holes. If a tie still exists, the winner will be decided by the last three holes. If a tie still exists, the winner will be decided by the last hole. If a tie still exists, the scorecard procedure will be applied to the first nine holes until a winner is decided.
Note: Our first priority is a sudden death playoff, but if for any reason, a sudden death playoff cannot occur, (inclement weather, course availability, etc) then we will resort to a scorecard playoff.